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#401 Thuan

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 05:18 AM

Hey, you're leaving me in the dust  :) !  Looks like the things keep you happily busy.  Can't wait to hear your report on the SQ.  


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 07:05 AM

Congrats! Looking forward to hearing your impressions.

Ultimately, you want to use an external LPSU, remove all jumpers, and watch your jaw drops on the floor.

Hello, it makes a huge difference,I’m testing various regulator boards and transformers at the moment to see how they sound, my biggest gains in SQ at the moment are to do with the power supply.

best Regards Rob.


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#403 Marcin_gps

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:05 PM

I am having an issue with the card not being recognized.  In Windows control panel there is a caution sign next to the USB xHCI Compliant host controller.  Also, I don't see the Renesas listing in the USB controller section.

 

If I install Renesas USB3 host conroller 30230 the Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller shows up in the list of USB controllers but now it has a caution next to it.

 

Which one should I be using so Renesas shows up without any errors?

 

I've verified with David via email that this issue is now fixed


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:22 AM

I got USB femto card one week ago, and found there is firmware update.

 

I have two questions.

 

1) Can I update the firmware twice to the same firmware?

 

2) Can I switch the firmware to the other one?

 

The second question means, if I updated the firmware as one port one, then update again as two ports one.

 

Anyway, this sounds really really neat......Great!!!!


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 01:47 PM

I got USB femto card one week ago, and found there is firmware update.

 

I have two questions.

 

1) Can I update the firmware twice to the same firmware?

 

2) Can I switch the firmware to the other one?

 

The second question means, if I updated the firmware as one port one, then update again as two ports one.

 

Anyway, this sounds really really neat......Great!!!!

 

Hello and welcome! 

 

1) Yes

2) Yes

 

Thanks for the report on sound quality: enjoy and spread the good word :) 

 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 12:47 PM

Hi guys,

 

I recently upgraded my Schiit Audio Yggdrasil A2 DAC with the Unison USB upgrade board and unfortunately it isn't connecting with the USB FEMTO card :(

(As in the DAC does not receive a connected device signal).

 

Things I've checked:

1. USB FEMTO is being recognized in Device Manager - Windows 10 PRO.  (System is an X570 based system with AMD 3950X CPU & Gigabyte Xtreme Motherboard)

2. Tried connecting with two different USB cables.

3. Switched USB FEMTO power between external 5v & internal PCIe.

4. Also tried the older JCAT USB v1.1 card but the system doesn't like it & won't boot past the POST screen with it installed.

5. Connecting a USB cable directly to the Motherboard works - DAC receives a signal and audio playback works fine.

 

What I haven't done:

1. Didn't try installing the Renesas host controller driver for Windows -- Something tells me this won't change anything as the default Windows driver should be good enough?



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Posted 02 March 2020 - 07:49 AM

Hi guys,

 

I recently upgraded my Schiit Audio Yggdrasil A2 DAC with the Unison USB upgrade board and unfortunately it isn't connecting with the USB FEMTO card :(

(As in the DAC does not receive a connected device signal).

 

Things I've checked:

1. USB FEMTO is being recognized in Device Manager - Windows 10 PRO.  (System is an X570 based system with AMD 3950X CPU & Gigabyte Xtreme Motherboard)

2. Tried connecting with two different USB cables.

3. Switched USB FEMTO power between external 5v & internal PCIe.

4. Also tried the older JCAT USB v1.1 card but the system doesn't like it & won't boot past the POST screen with it installed.

5. Connecting a USB cable directly to the Motherboard works - DAC receives a signal and audio playback works fine.

 

What I haven't done:

1. Didn't try installing the Renesas host controller driver for Windows -- Something tells me this won't change anything as the default Windows driver should be good enough?

Jamiee,

 

Thanks for the report. 

 

Can you please check if USB memory stick is detected if you insert it into the USB Card's port? 

 

Regards, 

Marcin


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 09:23 PM

Hi Marcin,

 

Thank you for your quick reply. 

 

I was thinking to check a USB thumb drive when you mentioned it....   The answer (unfortunately) is:  The USB stick does not respond when inserted into the USB FEMTO card (either port).

 

To be sure, I tried two different makes and models of thumb drive.

 

 

This leads me to suspect something is either wrong with the card (which was working in a previous system) or there's a comparability issue with this newer built PC.



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Posted 03 March 2020 - 04:39 AM

OK, thanks. 

 

Please contact me via email for further troubleshooting. 


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#410 Marcin_gps

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 02:16 PM

Hi Guys, 

 

I have a favor to ask you who have used the cards, please leave a review and star rating on the Polestar platform. 

 

Here is the link: https://audiophilest...o-reviews-r285/

 

Thank you in advance!  :)

 

Best regards,

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 06:17 PM

Quick question:  When the jumper is engaged, does it cut 5V only or GND too?   TIA



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:13 PM

Quick question:  When the jumper is engaged, does it cut 5V only or GND too?   TIA

5V  only


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